OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will be airing a special night of LGBT programming this Sunday, October 27. Kicking the night off at 9:00 p.m. is a new episode of Oprah's Next Chapter featuring out actors Wanda Sykes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dan Bucatinsky talking with Oprah about coming out and their careers in Hollywood. Immediately following at 10 p.m. is the television premiere of the touching documentary Bridegroom, which tells the story of Shane Bitney Crone following the tragic death of his partner and subsequent shunning by his partner's family. Watch a clip of the special edition of Oprah's Next Chapter below.
For those in the Chicago area, head to Wrigley Field for a special screening of Bridegroom before its world TV premiere on OWN. The screening will take place Sunday, Oct 27 at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) and will be followed by a Q&A with Shane. Tickets are available now here. Chairs of the event include Laura Ricketts (Chicago Cubs Co-Owner), Brooke Skinner (GLAAD Chicago Leadership Council), Mark Pino (Harpo Productions/OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network) and Jeremy Gottschalk. Watch the Bridegroom trailer below.
OWN joined GLAAD in this year's Spirit Day to support LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. The network turned their on-air logo purple as well as going purple on social media and posting a purple staff picture. Oprah herself went purple on Twitter and posted a video from Bitney Crone about why Spirit Day matters.